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Guj doctor performs 'world's first' telerobotic coronary

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

A Wednesday performed what he claimed to be the "world's first" telerobotic coronary intervention by remotely operating robotically controlled instruments from a distance of 32 kms.

Sitting at complex in Gandhinagar, Dr performed the on a middle-aged woman, who was in the operation theatre of in Ahmedabad.

For the operation which lasted for a few minutes, Dr Patel used technology. The robotic system was placed in the operation theatre and he was connected to it through Moving the buttons from the temple, the patient's arteries were cleaned up and a stent was inserted.

"has achieved an important breakthrough in the history of medical science. This is the world's first percutaneous coronary intervention conducted from a remote location outside of the catherization lab," Dr Patel claimed.

The operation was shown on a screen at the Akshardham temple, where was also present.

On the occasion, Rupani said it was a matter of pride for that such a breakthrough was achieved in the state.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 21:35 IST
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